Hatters rated v Newport County

Scott Griffiths in action against Newport
Scott Griffiths in action against Newport

Mark Tyler: 5 - Keeper was having a quiet afternoon in the rain until McBurnie struck to ruin his day. Should have held on for the second while poor clearance seized upon for third too.

Alex Lawless: 6 - Looked solid in the first half as he stuck to his task well and was an option going forward too. Along with the rest of his side, switched off badly for the first goal though.

Scott Griffiths: 6 - Kept Newport’s threats quiet from the wings and tried to make an extra option in attack whenever possible.

Scott Cuthbert: 6 - Better than Tuesday night against Carlisle, but couldn’t prevent Hatters’ conceding another three goals to make it seven in just two games now.

Luke Wilkinson: 6 - Looked like he had helped to steady Luton’s back-line, especially in the opening 45. Held his hands up for County’s first though and might have reacted quicker for second.

Jonathan Smith: 5.5 - As can happen, distribution went awry at times and didn’t give his defence enough cover as Newport started to up their territorial dominance after the break.

Olly Lee: 5.5 - Again some fine vision before the interval, coming as close as anyone with a left-footer inches wide. Couldn’t protect his defence as he should in the second period though, with Rodman allowed to run unchallenged to shoot at Tyler.

Danny Green: 6 - Great effort in the first half forced a terrific save from Day with another excellent shot from range. Much quieter second half though as Luton dropped their tempo.

Josh McQuoid: 5.5 - Once again was shifted out to the left for long periods where he couldn’t really get into the game as much as he has in recent games. Odd move after impressing as a central striker of late.

Cameron McGeehan: 5.5 - Moved inside from the flank on this occasion but another who didn’t manage to exert his influence on proceedings as he had been doing earlier in the campaign.

Jack Marriott: 6 - Struggled at times to hold the ball up as the lone front man when Luton needed it to stick. Always an ever-willing runner though and gave Newport’s defence problems at times.

Craig Mackail-Smith (SUB): 5.5 - Brought on when Luton were struggling to get going and he couldn’t help alter that.

Nathan Doyle (SUB): 5 - Never a sub likely to help Hatters go on and win the game.

Paddy McCourt (SUB): 5 - Thankless task as the second went in while he was awaiting to be introduced on the sidelines.

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